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Graceful Homestay

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PHRA 20-21 Philips Hill | Pothujanam Road, Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695011, India
Graceful Homestay
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Windisch, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very peaceful stay. The location seems to be far removed from the city, with a magnificent view of palms and greenery stretching out to the sea. Sylvia was particularly helpful in the planning phase of our Kerala trip. The suggestions and arrangements she made (in particular with Franco, in whose car we were most efficiently driven around... More 

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Bremerhaven, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and me spend three nights at Graceful in February. We had a wonderful time, a little bit away from the stress of the city center, you can get to the touristical attractions within less than 30 minutes, by Tuc-Tuc or even by bus. On the other hand you can have dinner in the neigbourhood far from expensive tourists... More 

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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Graceful is a really beautiful lovely place to stay! Sylvia, Giles and Elsy are really friendly, kind and very helpful. They helped me to arrange lots of things whilst I was there. The location is great, because it is out of the city centre it is really peaceful and quiet. The traditional Keralan breakfast was fantastic, I had something different... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at Graceful on our twice-yearly visits to Kerala and what a welcoming home away from home it is. Comfy, spacious, delicious food, and good location. Giles, Elsy and Sylvia are warm and thoughtful hosts, always ready to offer guidance when needed as we learn to navigate our way around Trivandrum and southern Kerala. We always look forward to... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Marianne & Holly it goes without saying that we've become pretty used to having you stay with us twice a year and we try to ensure that each visit is special and not taken for granted. Since you plan ahead, it's easy for us to block your favorite rooms so that you are not disappointed or inconvenienced. Thank you so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent one night here after flying in from Goa. Arriving later in the evening Giles suggested we order in and set the dining table for us and placed our order etc. We enjoyed a lovely meal and bid the other guests good night. Our room was near the bottom floor and was clean and spacious. We awoke the next... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Francine, for a delightful review of your overnight stopover at Graceful. We are pleased that you found all aspects very much to your liking ... the room, the room, the tour of the compound, and the warm hospitality especially extended by Giles. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful for the night and giving us the opportunity... More 

Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not hesitate, this house is paradise! The garden is very nice and the house is so peaceful. Gilles is very nice and helpful. He ordered diner for us and also a (cheap) rickshaw for the airport. Gilles, thank you again for your help!

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review of your stay at Graceful. We are pleased that you enjoyed your short visit and found the place peaceful and Giles' helpful nature invaluable. Thank you for choosing to stay at Graceful and we do hope we'll be able to host you for a longer spell if you plan another visit to Kerala. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Homestay is beautiful. The setting is lovely- scenery stunning. Welcoming hosts and good breakfast ( although we only had one as very early train to catch!). Places to eat nearby- hosts will advise with helpful information. Car trips can be organised to visit the surrounding area. A very peaceful, pleasant 2 night stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house/room/bathroom very clean feel like I'm in my own house. Located centrally easy access by tuk-tuk. This house located at housing area not really difficult to find it. Owner of this place very helpful.

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you, Azreena, for such a lovely review of your brief stay at Graceful in February 2015. We are pleased that you compare the cleanliness of our place to that of your own home which certainly makes us feel rather proud that we could provide you the atmosphere of a home away from home. We are also happy that you... More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one month in Kerala and stayed in 4 home stays. Graceful was definitely the best! Lovely surroundings really made a difference. We also really appreciated having access to a kitchen for tea, coffee and unlimited filtered water! Breakfasts were always delicious and provided a taste of Keralan cuisine. Giles was always helpful and informative. I think it is... More 

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Sylvia2348, Owner at Graceful Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Brian & Julie, for the lovely review of your stay at Graceful at the start of your holiday in Kerala. We are pleased that you found your stay peaceful & comfortable enough to rejuvenate & prepare yourself for the hectic pace that lay ahead. We are even more delighted yet humbled to know that you rated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet and serene, out of the craziness that is any indian city (including Trivandrum) The breakfast was a treat. Make sure to get a treatment at the ayurveda centre just down the street. They give guests from graceful Homestay a discount.

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We are happy to note that you enjoyed your stay at Graceful and the peaceful ambiance of its location ... far from the hustle & bustle of the city but close enough to venture out there at a moment's notice. We are pleased that you were able to take advantage of an ayurvedic massage at the nearby center which gives... More 

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